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Can I take the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) if I am in my first trimester of pregnancy?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a category c medicine in pregnancy.
This means adverse fetal effects in animals but no controlled human studies or no human/animal studies done... So, we usually use proven antibiotics with better studies or track record. Bottom line - take them if it's the only possible med that will work (i doubt it) or discuss it again with your doc. It's always smart to double check your medications.

In brief: Maybe

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a category c medicine in pregnancy.
This means adverse fetal effects in animals but no controlled human studies or no human/animal studies done... So, we usually use proven antibiotics with better studies or track record. Bottom line - take them if it's the only possible med that will work (i doubt it) or discuss it again with your doc. It's always smart to double check your medications.
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in pregnancy

Ciprofloxin is categorized as class c in pregnancy: there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies.
An expert review of published data on experiences with Ciprofloxacin use during pregnancy concludes that therapeutic doses during pregnancy are unlikely to pose a substantial teratogenic risk, but cannot say there is no risk. See the fda website.

In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in pregnancy

Ciprofloxin is categorized as class c in pregnancy: there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies.
An expert review of published data on experiences with Ciprofloxacin use during pregnancy concludes that therapeutic doses during pregnancy are unlikely to pose a substantial teratogenic risk, but cannot say there is no risk. See the fda website.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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